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Letter of the Day: Modern Times Review

One of the yards described in the Modern Times review, across the street from the Chicago Avenue restaurant.
One of the yards described in the Modern Times review, across the street from the Chicago Avenue restaurant.

Kevin Hoffman, I'm not writing you to try to change Rachel's mind about South Minneapolis and Powderhorn. Nor am I writing to point out that her classist and biased article is factually incorrect (none of the houses on the block where Modern Times is have gutters that sag, lawns that have gone to seed, or rusty bikes as home decor).

I'm writing to ask that you please use your restaurant reviews to review the restaurant, not as a platform to spew your completely inaccurate and sensationalized views of a neighborhood you've obviously never spent time in nor as a pedestal from which to look down on a community that you clearly think you're better than.

As Rachel is clearly incapable of this task, I ask that you find a writer who can stick to the job at hand.

Thank you, Kayla D

Hi Kayla, Thanks for writing. My description of the Powderhorn neighborhood was intended as just that. I regret that it came across instead as a judgment. I hope I won't see an effigy of me at next year's May Day Parade, and look forward to many return trips to Modern Times. -Rachel


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